Today's News

  • Crossing Baselines - Paving the way

    Robert Howey


    Back in the late spring of 1967, Bennie McMurray saw the invitation from the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball program as just a chance to play.

    Today – some 44 years later – he sees a greater significance.

    “We went down to Eggleton Field and history was made,” said McMurray, now the head football coach at Lancaster High School.

  • Five schools win awards

    Five Lancaster County District schools are recipients of this year’s Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for academic excellence.

    Winning gold for general performance this year is Discovery Charter School of Lancaster. Silver award winners for general performance are McDonald Green Elementary and A.R. Rucker Middle schools, both in Lancaster and Indian Land Elementary and Indian Land Middle schools.

    McDonald Green Elementary also received a second Silver Award for its success in closing the achievement gap.

  • Couple suing county, concrete plant

    An Indian Land couple has filed a lawsuit against Lancaster County and a concrete company near their home in an effort to stop what they say is an ongoing nuisance that affects their health and property.

    Ernest and Shawnee Garvin, who filed the suit Dec. 16, 2010,  live on Cole Creek Drive in the Brookchase neighborhood. Their home is located within 50 yards of the Blue Dot Redi-Mix LLC facility on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park, according to the lawsuit.

  • Next Streetscape phase under way

    City of Lancaster officials are looking to extend the Main Street beautification efforts past the southern tip of the city limits. 

    Just a few months ago, the city wrapped up its latest Streetscape phase, which has seen new sidewalks, curbing, lighting and greenery from the railroad tracks near L&C Railway to Emmons Street on South Main Street. 

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  • Progress being made on monument project

    The list continues to grow of the names that will be featured on a local monument honoring military veterans past and present. 

    The Heath Springs Veterans Association is asking individuals and families if they want to honor a serviceman or woman by having their name engraved on a granite monument that will sit at the corner where the old water tower stood in Heath Springs, facing North Main Street. 

    It costs $250 to have a veteran's name included on the monument. 

  • Educate yourself now about proposed landfill

    Guest Column

    Gary Horton

    Everyone should know these facts about the proposed sanitary landfill on Mineral Mining Road.

    Footprint size – 250 acres

    Amount of trash allowed per year – 1.2 million tons (or 2.4 billion pounds)

    Height allowed - unlimited

    But there’s more we need to know, much more research we need to do, in the six months before Griffin Brothers tries again to get permission to stick the landfill here.

  • Chamber encourages all citizens to vote

    Guest Column

    James Morton

    Not another election. I am sure, like me, you too have had this thought at some point when you see candidate signs popping up all around the county. 

    I am also sure it is easy to choose to dismiss an election to fill an unexpired term of a seat that will have a little over a year remaining of a four-year term.

  • Heating Assistance available at CCA

    From Release

    Carolina Community Actions Inc. is accepting applications through April to assist low-income families with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The maximum allowed for qualified applicants is $500 per household, with a minimum direct assistance of $225.

    Qualification is based on household income and family size. Eligible households may receive LIHEAP financial assistance for non-emergency services twice during the program year at the following locations:

    In Lancaster:

  • McCoy answers residency questions

    Jesef Williams
    Questions about residency continue to surround one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the District 16 state Senate seat.
    With the primary just four days away, residents are asking if GOP candidate Rob McCoy lives in the district or not.
    McCoy, one of five people seeking the GOP nod, has had a Heath Springs address that is located in state Senate District 27.
    But he is said to have since moved to a house on West Shiloh Unity Road in Lancaster, which is located in District 16.